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  • Bracket is fixed. Jeanne’s tablet died last night. Good luck to all today. There’s no way to describe how great this weekend has been. Huge thank you to Bill for hosting us - you couldn’t have done more.

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      Down to final 4.
      Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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      • Finals shortly Nick vs Mike

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        • 2018 Memphis area onepocket.org Members Tournament

          Originally posted by one pocket guy View Post
          Finals shortly Nick vs Mike


          Who won that first game?
          Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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          • 2018 Memphis area onepocket.org Members Tournament

            My goal this week was to get to put more faces to names and usernames, and not lose too much money, lol. I really enjoyed the process of getting to know everyone! I got to play some with Tracey, both Nicks, John C, Matt H, John B, Robert the Nuke, and Mike E, got to have lunch with Nick P, John C, and lots of breakfast/lunches with Dustin, and several hours on the road with Dustin as well. It was great talking with and meeting my banks horse Col B (nice showing), Matt, Dan M, Jason M, John L and his wife. The room was awesome, our host Bill Rowsey was very fun and friendly, and his barmaid was almost the sweetheart Bill is. Total blast guys! Thanks for putting this together Dustin and John, and special congrats to John C for playing so well WHILE RUNNING THE TOURNEY. He was pulled away a number of times for a ruling to watch a hit, which is very distracting emotionally and rhythm-wise. Impressive composure for sure. I hope I drive home as well as I played this weekend...
            Last edited by youngstownkid; 09-23-2018, 06:07 PM.

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            • A lot to say and probably will forget a lot….

              First and foremost….Bill Rowsey. What a gregarious and hospitable host. Can’t say enough about Mr. Rowsey and his staff. (Even if he did try to trap me for $10 into an impossible snooker table proposition….lol – smallest pockets you’ll ever see….) What a great guy. Can’t put it into enough words….

              Very impressed with the way Crabb Man played. Both in the tourney and gambling. He should be very prideful. Didn’t see him coming – my wallet can attest to that.

              Banks Tourney. Got a bye then played a local gentleman – Ronald Kelly – I believe is the man’s name. I hit a couple highlight reel banks but guess that doesn’t matter if the other guy gets out first. Showed up, played strong, came down to set ball and Ronald booked a winner. Unfortunate for him, Col Bille was his next draw….Bille wins and got beat by the local young man – Blake – who won the tournament. Strong showing Bille….

              One Pocket Tournament. First draw. Uh-Oh. Got “Newkirked.” Still trying to figure our what happened. Might have made two or three balls in three games….lol. Always a pleasure to see Mr. Newkirk and his pal, Warren. Loser’s side, race to two, drew Nick Principe (Jakie). Put it on me first game. Second game, thought I had a chance to get a few with Nick sitting on seven, pocketed a ball but should have hit a touch higher, clipped a ball on the bottom rail and it rolled in front of Nick’s pocket. Layed real funny, so I tried to jump whitey off the table – drilled the ball just fine, but the cue ball got about a 1/2” of air and landed on the table spinning and just smiling at me….lol. Nick books a winner. Nick’s a very cerebral player and moves with the best of them – and a very cool cat.

              Social. Too much to say. What a great group. Nice to finally meet Dan and Tracy in person. ChicagoFats is a riot – imagine he and I could get into some trouble if we were closer to one another…. I’ll admit, I was a tiny bit worried about JB – but he assimilated with the group quickly, was a gentleman, and didn’t go on tilt once.

              The Stream. Sorry it was bunk the first couple nights. I’ll reserve further comment on that for now with the caveat that Bill and his local guy did everything and more on their end. (Including re-positioning the pit table and building a rail/window wall around it.)

              Miscellaneous Thoughts. The thoughts around bringing something together went a few different directions – but ultimately the conception belongs to John Long. His wife, Jeanne, was a trooper in keeping the table assignments and bracket squared away. Speaking of troopers, Mrs. “Hardmix” Smith – a very pleasant and lovely lady – sweated the entire tournament and appeared content to do so. Of course, that “quiet” guy – Matt – came though with the shirts and helped Crabby with the calcuttas. Our main man in Memphis (actually Arkansas) Todd – made this happen with Bill. Thanks onepocketguy – another very cool cat.

              Road Partner. Youngstownkid. Mark Mariani. Drove two hours out of his way just so we could ride down together. Thanks buddy – had a great time. Happy for your 4th place finish and very strong play.

              The Future. We’ve got something here. Had a couple brief conversations with Bill and Todd about it and relayed my and Crabby’s thoughts to Steve today on the drive home. Simply stated, I anticipate future “mark it on your calendar” get togethers at Southaven Recreation Center.






              P.S. Hope everyone had as good of a time that I did. I brought a camera but was too busy/forgot to snap any pictures – I’m sure plenty will make it on here…. But, here’s a cell phone pic from the big partner’s game last night (not a game for rookies….lol):

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              (L-R: Ben, Nick P, Robert, Jason)

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                I made it home woo never been up for 24 hrs straight on purpose before never had this much caffeine before lol

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                • Thanks Jeanne

                  Big thanks to John L's wife Jeanne for helping run the tournament board, writing everything down in legible writing, assigning tables/times, selling T-Shirts, helping do the math with me with the payouts etc. She was a real trouper and was a instant pro at this stuff! Thanks J. John

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                  • Banks tournament

                    Banks tournament winner Blake Todd and 2nd place finisher Chicago Mike

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                    • Originally posted by crabbcatjohn View Post
                      Big thanks to John L's wife Jeanne for helping run the tournament board, writing everything down in legible writing, assigning tables/times, selling T-Shirts, helping do the math with me with the payouts etc. She was a real trouper and was a instant pro at this stuff! Thanks J. John

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                      John, all accounts shows you put on a hell of a show (and all else that helped). And you had a strong finish. Congrats.

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                      • Thanks for the picture Crabcat - you just made her day. Besides going to derby with me, you fellas made enough of an impression on her that if we do end up in Philly, she wants to drive out there so she can go too. Thanks again to everyone there who truly made us feel like family.

                        John

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                        • Proposed 1p.org host for 2019 BlueGrass Billiards in Philly!

                          Originally posted by jlcomp45 View Post
                          Thanks for the picture Crabcat - you just made her day. Besides going to derby with me, you fellas made enough of an impression on her that if we do end up in Philly, she wants to drive out there so she can go too. Thanks again to everyone there who truly made us feel like family.



                          John


                          If it ends up in Philly, John, that would be awesome. My wife is really excited about the possibility and would 100% be there to hang out with her as well. Wives are funny. My wife is already making potential plans for making something called “Out of town Bags” for the attendees with Philadelphia fare hahha. (Queue the jokes).
                          Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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                          • Originally posted by Mkbtank View Post
                            bags...
                            Patrice O'Neal (rip) said, "I don't want no beautiful woman that I can't send out for at six-pack a 2:00 am... rape is a pain in the a$$."

                            (My bag divorced me.)

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